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Life Updates - 2017

I am not sure if anyone's still reading this blog. But if you are here, Hello! Nice to see you!

I stopped updating quite a while ago. I had to decide between prioritizing my time and blogging took a backseat. I anyways approached blogging from a very casual, chatty perspective (in case you missed it from my terrible pictures of products & swatches, and no blog post announcing the acquisition of a DLSR in 2014). But in 2015, beauty blogs started to become uber professional with color co-ordinated white flatlays, vlogs, five posts a day and diplomatic no-ratings reviews. No judgment there, it just was the direction beauty blogging in India seemed to be taking. And one I had no time for. 

With my full-time job and primal lifestyle to better my health, I didn't have the mental mind space to work on reinventing this blog, and honestly, I didn't want to temper my thoughts & opinions just to build professional inroads with the Indian beauty brands. I knew my blog would seem dated and homegrown compared to the professional spaces that were being created, so I decided to take a step back. 

Every once in a while, I get an email from a reader. Asking me where I am, what's up with me, when will I blog again. It's actually very touching and after quite a few such emails in the last three years, I felt I should share some updates about my life. 

1. I moved to Australia a year ago. 

2. I still follow a low-carb high-fat primal diet. I complete five years this September and have successfully (touchwood) kept my weight off. Losing my excess weight completely redefined my perspective on beauty though. 

3. I still am a beauty addict, and in touch with all my fellow blogger friends who I admire. I am very active on Instagram, where I do short product reviews. You can see my feed here. Please be warned, I am still the queen of crappy beauty product pictures. 

That's about it, right now. I may start blogging again, but it won't be restricted to beauty, and will probably be a lot more diversified. 

Thank you for still reading this blog! I love you!


  1. Soo good to see your blog post. You are one of the first bloggers I was reading.Absolutely love your blog and insta posts. I follow you on Instagram as boombox 112. I love you. You are the best. God bless.

  2. Tanvir I am so happy that you posted updates on your whereabouts.

    You won't believe but honestly I still go to bookmarked page of your write-ups and wonder how novel and well thought and researched your articles were with your unique sense of humour

    Glad you posted
    I am really looking forward for you to come and conquer the blogosphere space again

    Lots of best wishes

    1. Ashima, thank you so much for those words of encouragement. I am planning to start blogging again. I hope I stay with it!

  3. Oh yes..I still do read ur blog..and so happy to have u back gal

  4. Hey !!!! So glad to see you back .. Was travelling and came back to a pleasant surprise... saw your 3 posts !!! Keep uu entertained and enlightened with your post regularly!!! You mentioned me !!! I am famous

  5. Hey !!!! So glad to see you back ...Was travelling and came back to a pleasant surprise... saw your 3 posts !!! Keep us entertained and enlightened with your post regularly!!! You mentioned me !!! I am famous

  6. oh how i missed your blog. welcome back... so so happy to see you. i used to always refer to your blog for reasonably priced beauty product reviews and how to get products to multi task.

  7. Good to see you back!I love reading your blog. I hope you keep writing often now.


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